Features

Hit the right note

How one elite archer keeps things tidy. By Günter Kuhr. So you want to be good at this archery lark, right? You are making notes, yes? On every aspect of your training? If you aren’t, you may be missing a

Vegas 2020

Mimi Landström went undercover for Bow in Sin City. As usual, it was a tournament of superlatives. The 2020 edition of the Vegas Shoot registered 3816 archers – getting ever closer to the elusive 4000 archers – with shooters travelling

The Complete Archery Library

A complete list of all the archery books you need – and why. By Tom Hall, Emma Davis and Bow Staff. Archery Author: USA Archery Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers, 2013 The official handbook from USA Archery, this book sets out to

Six ways to improve your recurve release

Ashe Morgan looks at a few different ways to improve the most important part of your shot. The release is the most important part of your recurve shot; consistency here will skyrocket your performance, and even minor errors can drop

How to solve eye dominance problems

Having a dominant eye can be a problem, but Ethan Lowry explores how it doesn’t have to be. Eye Conditions As you visualise your target, before you even pick up a bow, the calculations have already been starting in your

News

New Products: February

Shiny new kit available from your dealer now. MK Archery: limbs / stabs MK have introduced several new lines in their intermediate range, out in time for the seasonal shopping extravaganza, Their L3 Foam limbs are designed for beginners and

KTA: An introduction

Kristina Dolgilevica took a second trip to Korea to learn traditional archery, and gave us a taste. Korean traditional archery (KTA), much like Japanese kyudo, descends from both martial and ceremonial practices. Thanks to various Imperial campaigns to preserve archery

Tokyo 2020: less than 200 days to go

On the 6th January, a couple of days before Bow 139 went to press, the Olympic Games were 200 days away. The Summer Olympics is the biggest dance of all for archery as a global sport, and this year’s outing,

Looking back at Berlin 2019

The Berlin Open is one of the more respected indoor tournaments in Europe. Running since 2012, it has moved venues – and management teams – more than once. There is now ambition here to be one of the major indoor

Archery’s Olympic profile increases at Dakar Games 2022

The number of archers that will compete at the next Youth Olympic Games is set to increase by 50% to a total of 96. Held in Senegal, Dakar 2022 will make history as the first Olympic event to take place

Reviews

What’s On Your Bow: NÎmes

What equipment were the elite archers swinging in the south of France Lisell Jäatma (Estonia) Reigning Nimes champion, silver medallist in Vegas and Bow cover star Bow: Mathews TRX 36 Draw length: 24.5Draw weight: 54#Rest and blade – AAE Pro blade

Bow reviews MK Korea: Recurve kit

Bow looks at the new intermediate range from the boutique Korean manufacturer Stabilisers  MK Korea Archery, as a brand, were originally known for higher-end gear, some seriously starry elite users and a commitment to the Hoyt Formula geometry – several

Hoyt 2020 Risers: On test

With some brand new technology on offer, how do the latest top-line Hoyt recurve offerings work out? By Mark Brown and John Stanley The new-for-2020 Hoyt Xceed Grand Prix riser sees a continuation of the new features introduced to Hoyt’s

Aurora Techno Recurve Backpack and Techno Lite Quiver

Rebekah Tipping looks at some thoroughly modern new kit from Italy.  Aurora Techno recurve backpack This well organised backpack from the Bignami stable is great addition for any recurve archer. I’ve been using a smaller Aurora backpack for seven years

Bare As You Dare

The current state of barebow risers on the market. By Andreas Philipp. In principle, every take-down recurve riser can be shot as a barebow, but you often hear and read the question of a suitable riser for a beginner or

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